Wellsville man sentenced to jail for prostituting woman

LOGAN — A 29-year-old Wellsville man will serve another 30-days in jail, after pleading guilty in September to prostituting a woman for money.

John Pace appeared in 1st District Court Monday to be sentenced on one count of exploiting a prostitute, a third-degree felony.

State attorney Jacob Gordon said Pace was arrested last year, trying to prostitute a woman for financial gain. He reportedly used website classified ads to offer her services. He would then arrange appointments and transport her to interested individuals. The money was used partially to support a methamphetamine addiction both he and victim had.

Pace, who has already served 70-days in jail, was sentenced to an additional 30-days and was also ordered to undergo counseling. He told the court he was very sorry for what he did and blamed his actions on his meth addiction

During Monday’s sentencing the victim told the court she was the reason Pace was in trouble. She said she used prostitution as a way of making money and that Pace was just going along to protect her.

In a prior case, Pace pleaded guilty in May to possession or use of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor. In June he was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail and three years-probation.

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